Short CV/Education and training

  • After obtaining a PhD in Psychology from the University of California at Davis, I was a funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Before joining ICREA in 2010, I was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of California at Riverside, and previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Selected publications

  • Benet-Martínez, V., & Hong, Y-Y. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Manzi, C., Ferrari, L., Rosnati, R., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2014). Bicultural identity integration of transracial adolescent adoptees: Antecedents and outcomes. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 888-904.

  • Schwartz, S., Benet-Martínez, V., Knight, G., Unger, J., et al. (2014). Effects of language of assessment on acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching. Psychological Assessment, 26, 110-114.

  • Saad, C., Damian, K., Benet-Martínez, V., Moons, W.G., & Robins, R. (2013). Multiculturalism and creativity: Effects of cultural context, bicultural identity, and cognitive fluency. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 368-374.

  • Nguyen, A.M., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2013). Biculturalism and adjustment: A meta-analysis. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44, 122-159.

  • Miller, M.J., Kim, J., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2011). Validating the Riverside Acculturation Stress Inventory (RASI). Psychological Assessment, 23, 300-310.

  • Chen, S., Benet-Martínez, V., & Bond, M.H. (2008). Bicultural identity, bilingualism, and psychological adjustment in multicultural societies. Journal of Personality, 76, 803-838.

  • Mok, A., Morris, M., Benet-Martínez, V., & Karakitapoglu-Aygun, Z. (2007). Embracing American culture: Structures of social identity and social networks among first-generation biculturals. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38, 629-635.

  • Ozer, D., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2006). Personality and the prediction of consequential outcomes. Annual Review of Psychology, 57, 401-421.

  • Benet-Martínez, V., Lee, F., & Leu, J. (2006). Biculturalism and cognitive complexity: Expertise in cultural representations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37, 386-407.

  • Ramirez-Esparza, N., Gosling, S., Benet-Martínez, V., Potter, J. & Pennebaker, J. (2006). Do bilinguals have two personalities? A special case of cultural frame-switching. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 99-120.

  • Benet-Martínez, V., & Haritatos, J. (2005). Bicultural Identity Integration (BII): Components and socio-personality antecedents. Journal of Personality, 73, 1015-1049.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • RecerCaixa Foundation. Project title: "Experiencing Cultural Diversity: Socio-cognitive Consequences of Interculturalism", 2013 – 2015

  • EU FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG – Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. Project title: "BICULTURALISM: Socio-Cognitive Correlates, Individual Differences, and Psychological Consequences", 2011 – 2015

  • John Templeton Foundation. Project title: "Taking Evil into the Lab: Exploring the Frontiers of Morality and Individual Differences" with David Gallardo-Pujol (PI), 2011 – 2013

  • Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), ARAFI Research Grant. Project title: "Embracing Catalan culture: Cultural Self-Identification(s) and Personal Social Networks among First and Second-Generation Immigrants", 2011 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Appointed Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

  • Associate Editor for the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology"

  • Editorial Board Member for several psychology journals

  • Membership in:

    European Association of Personality

    European Association of Social Psychology

    American Psychological Association

    Association for Psychological Science

    International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology

    Association for Research in Personality

Additional qualifications

  • Google Scholar: H-index 30; Total citations +8000

  • "Catedratico" (Full professor in Spanish academic system)


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